Church Music Bachelor

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Course content

Course content

The Bachelor of Music degree programme in "Protestant Church Music" or "Catholic Church Music" leads to a professional qualification for work as a cantor and organist in church service in so-called B positions or comparable positions.

Diversity determines the professional field

Church musicians trained in this way are capable of performing church music tasks in a church congregation and beyond - for example, within the framework of a deanery or church district. This applies to all forms of worship, in concerts and performances, as well as in church and general educational and cultural work.

In addition, students are taught knowledge that enables them to take on tasks in the training and further education of part-time church musicians, to advise church committees in specialist matters and to represent church music in public. 

All Perspectives on Church Music

The aim of the study program is the advancement of the individual personality on a high artistic level, the development of instrumental and conducting technical, pedagogical, scientific and communicative skills, based on a comprehensive musical education.

Studienverlaufsplan Bachelor Kirchenmusik

Modulbeschreibungen Bachelor Kirchenmusik

Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures
8 semesters
Standard duration of study
in the winter semester
Start of study
Bachelor of Music (B. Mus.)
Degree
240 CP
Credit Points
German
Language

Study and examination regulations

Study and examination regulations

The Study and Examination Regulations (SPO) set out the framework conditions and regulations for your studies. They apply together with the General Regulations (for Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes) or the SPoL (for teacher training degree programmes). All versions of the SPO for your degree programme (including earlier versions for students of previous academic years) can be found at Examinations.

Lesefassung: Eignungsprüfungsordnung der HfMDK Frankfurt

Nicht-amtliche Lesefassung. Stand: 23.12.2021

Studien- und Prüfungsordnung Bachelor Kirchenmusik (2010)

Requirements

Requirements

The prerequisite for admission to the Bachelor's degree programme in Church Music is proof of the university entrance qualification (Abitur) in accordance with § 54 para. 2 of the Hessian Higher Education Act of 14.12.2009 as amended on 21 December 2010. A missing university entrance qualification can be replaced by an outstanding artistic talent (at least 19 out of a possible 25 points in the aptitude test) in accordance with § 54 para. 4 sentence 3 HHG.

Sufficient oral and written knowledge of German is required for admission to the Bachelor's degree programme in Church Music. Admission to the Bachelor's degree programme in Church Music requires the successful completion of an aptitude test.

 

Dates & Deadlines

Dates & Deadlines

Dates & Deadlines

31.01.202201.04.2022

General application deadline for the winter semester 2022/23

31.01.2022 23:00 01.04.2022 10:00
19.06.202225.06.2022

Aptitude tests for the winter semester 2022/23

19.06.2022 22:00 25.06.2022 10:00
subject to change

Application deadlines in general

for the winter semester: 1.2. to 1.4. of the current year

Aptitude test

Aptitude test

The aptitude test for the course of study Church Music Bachelor (Protestant/Catholic) takes place in the subjects organ, congregational accompaniment/improvisation, piano, singing, choral conducting, listening skills and music theory.

An examination taken at a state or ecclesiastical training institution or a part of a church music course taken at another conservatoire or another relevant university course may be credited to shorten the period of study. The decision on this is made by the examination board.

Sample tests and solutions

Mustertest Hörfähigkeit A

Für den Studiengang Lehramt an Gymnasien (L3) sowie die Bachelorstudiengänge Dirigieren und Kirchenmusik.

Lösungen Mustertest Hörfähigkeit A

Für den Studiengang Lehramt an Gymnasien (L3) sowie die Bachelorstudiengänge Dirigieren und Kirchenmusik.

Mustertest Musiktheorie

Für die Bachelorstudiengänge Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung, Kirchenmusik, Komposition und Gesang.

Lösungen Mustertest Musiktheorie

Für die Bachelorstudiengänge Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung, Kirchenmusik, Komposition und Gesang.

Notenbeispiele Musiktheorie

Für die Bachelorstudiengänge Künstlerische Instrumentalausbildung, Kirchenmusik, Komposition und Gesang.

Please note:

  • The examination takes place in two parts and may therefore extend over several days; in the first part the main subject is examined; those who pass this part are admitted to the second part of the examination; this consists of the examinations in the compulsory subjects
  • The performance in the aptitude test of the subject area 1 shall demonstrate the degree of artistic talent that gives reason to expect a professional aptitude
  • Exam examples given are indicative of the minimum level of difficulty
  • For all works which provide for accompaniment, this will be by piano or harpsichord; the accompanist will be provided by the college; if provided by the candidate, this must be notified to the university in good time

Online application

Online application

Online application

What do I need for the online application?

Proof of German language skills

Here you will find a list of required German language skills for all degree programs. Please check which of these requirements apply to your degree program.

Questions & Contact

Questions & Contact

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